Lorena Bazaldúa

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 274 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    13
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    people
    helped
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 4 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 13 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 3.76 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 2 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Lobby For Reusables

I will lobby my dining hall to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work or school.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

    Lorena Bazaldúa 11/02/2018 9:48 AM
    Rellenando mi botella para no usar plástico!
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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety.

    Lorena Bazaldúa 11/02/2018 9:47 AM
    Para ir a una cafetería, mis amigas y yo decidimos irnos todas en un mismo coche, para reducir el impacto del ambiente, además de que los gastos se reducen :)
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Disconnect from Email
    Notice how much time you were spending checking email away from work and make note of that. Now that you have stepped away from it and have not been checking, what changes are you noticing in your thoughts, use of time, stress and energy levels?

    Lorena Bazaldúa 10/30/2018 2:21 PM
    By only checking my email at specific times, instead of everyday, I feel a little urge to see it to check if a teacher has sent me some home work. However, I feel a little more free to use that time into other things.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Lorena Bazaldúa 10/29/2018 10:07 PM
    Allthough something like this can seem pretty simple, it helps you to take a little time to realize all the small things that you are blessed to have.
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  • Reflection Question
    Community Talk To My Friends and Classmates
    What makes you feel connected to your campus, your neighbors, or another kind of community in your life?

    Lorena Bazaldúa 10/27/2018 2:09 PM
    I started with my brother, telling him the importance of making small changes to sustentability, by explaining to him the current situation of our planet and how it's time to do something.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Lorena Bazaldúa 10/27/2018 12:50 PM
    For take out, besides taking my own containers, I ask for them not to send me disposable knives, forks and spoons, instead, I have my own that I  use everytime I need them to, and wash them afterwards to use them again. Also, I started not asking for a straw every time I have something to drink at a restaurant
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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Lobby For Reusables
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Lorena Bazaldúa 10/27/2018 12:46 PM
    Since I order food at the cafeteria 5 times a week to go, I realised that, in a month, I was throwing away 40 disposable plates (20 for soup and 20 for your regular food)! And I only used them for 25 minutes! That's why now, I bought 2 new reusable plates, that I can take to the cafeteria, have them put my food there, clean after use and use them again the next day :)
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